First Trip Abroad!

23 Jun 2017, Posted by silentimages in Asia, Blog, Refocus

In May of 2017, I left the United States for the first time. “It’s your maiden voyage!” someone said to me. It has become a cliché for a Westerner to travel to a developing country and return with a profound insight into their own privilege…

Dead Zone

27 Feb 2015, Posted by silentimages in Asia, Blog, Current Projects

When I called Verizon today to see if I could pick up international coverage on my phone for my trip to Myanmar, the woman in customer service responded, “It says here that it is against the law to allow outside phone usage in the following…


20 Dec 2013, Posted by silentimages in Asia, Blog

I felt ______. Blank. Absolutely blank. I was in Tacloban city two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, looking at this world where entire neighborhoods have been completely flatten, where mountains of coconut trees are uprooted, where cleaning the streets of rubble inevitably disturbs a tragic…